Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy aims to encourage tissue healing by controlling and reducing pain and inflammation and help restore normal range of motion by integrating the muscular, joint and nervous systems. A physiotherapist does treatment by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. Physiotherapy helps to resolve musculoskeletal problems such as muscle and joint pain, sports injuries, back or neck pain, sprains and strains. Physiotherapists have been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen muscles and improve function. Additional training in the field of acupuncture and dry needling technique to assist pain relief and muscle function have been acquired by many physiotherapists.
Rehabilitation deals with restoring ability or abilities in individuals which had been lost previously due to any kind of accident, trauma or any other health issues. The aim of rehabilitation is to maximise the potential to restore a person who has an impairment, or an incapacity for service or work, as a result of a service injury or disease to at least the same physical and psychological state, and at least the same social, vocational and educational status, as he or she had.